Question

Status:Closed    Asked:May 10, 2018 - 01:30 AM

STATEFIP and CPSIDP across months

Is it right that the construction of CPSIDP does not allow values for STATEFIP to vary across months for the same individual?


This question comes from the following exercise. For unique individuals, identified with the individual's CPSIDP, I am looking at the the values for STATEFIP across months that are a year apart (e.g. December 2011 vs. December 2012). For each individual present in the samples from both months, with nonmissing STATEFIP values in both months, I am finding STATEFIP values to be the same across months. I thought the values might be different over time for at least some individuals, indicating inter-state migration. But I am finding values of STATEFIP to be the same across months for each and every individual, indicating no inter-state migration.

 
Do you have the same question? Follow this Question
 

Voted Best Answer

Yes, that would be correct.

Since the CPS does not follow households when they move from their current address, by construction, if the same invidual is present in multiple instances of the CPS, then he/she should have the same STATE of residence value. Otherwise it would be a coding error.

 

May 10, 2018 - 07:21 AM

1
0
Report it

OTHER QUESTIONS NEEDING ANSWERS

for the 1 and 3 yr samples for county and statefip variables, why are there s...
Unable to link observations across certain months using CPSIDP?
No "CPSIDP" information for August and December 2014?
Is there a reason that CPSIDP equals 0 for various months in 1978 through 198...
Login   |   Register

Recently Active Members

View More »

Share |